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Chevron confirms first cargo from Angola LNG

Jun 17, 2013

Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd., a unit of Chevron Corp., confirmed that initial production of LNG has been shipped from the Angola LNG project, one of the largest energy projects in Africa.

Inpex secures LNG tankers for Ichthys project

Jun 6, 2013

Inpex has secured two LNG carriers for delivery of the Ichthys project gas to Japan and Taiwan.

Russia aims targeted stimulus at tough oil and gas resources

Jun 3, 2013

Facing new competition from oil and gas production elsewhere in the world, Russia is scrambling to unlock the potential of its Arctic offshore, East Siberia, and other challenging hydrocarbon resources while also aiming to become a leader in LNG trade.

Watching Government: Reading, waiting at Cove Point

Jun 3, 2013

The US Department of Energy continues to review applications to export LNG. As of May 17, DOE reported that 26 terminal operators had applied to export nearly 30 bcfd of LNG to countries having a Free Trade Agreement with the US, and about 28.5 bcfd to non-FTA nations.

Cheniere reaches final investment decision on Trains 3, 4

May 30, 2013

Cheniere Energy Partners LP, Houston, has reached final investment decision (FID) to construct Trains 3 and 4 of its planned six-train Sabine Pass liquefaction project, the company reported.

Inpex, Shell to boost stakes in Abadi LNG

May 28, 2013

Inpex Masela Ltd. and Shell Upstream Overseas Services (I) Ltd. have signed an agreement to acquire and split equally a 10% participating interest to be divested by PT EMP Energi Indonesia in the Abadi LNG project offshore Indonesia (OGJ Online, Jan. 25, 2013).

Canadian LNG project awards FEED contract

May 23, 2013

Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. has awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for the 12-million tonne/year project to three contractors: Bechtel, KBR/JGC joint venture, and Technip/Samsung Engineering/China Huanqiu joint venture.

Barclays: US gas exports to Mexico will accelerate

May 21, 2013

As the US debates exporting more plentiful natural gas from new liquefaction along the East and Gulf coasts, gas exports to Mexico in the past 3 years have doubled, according to a recent research note from Barclays.

Shell official: Innovation, cooperation key to future energy success

May 21, 2013

A combination of innovation and cooperation will be necessary to meet the world’s future energy needs, a Shell Downstream Inc. official forecast.

Alaska legislature appropriates $355 million for intrastate gas line

May 20, 2013

The Alaska Legislature this session appropriated more than $440 million state natural gas transportation projects. Appropriations for fiscal 2014, which starts July 1, continue state support for two different pipeline projects and also a liquefied natural gas trucking project, though the funding and authorizing legislation do not guarantee any of the projects will be built.

DOE okays Freeport to start LNG exports to non-FTA countries

May 17, 2013

The US Department of Energy conditionally approved Freeport LNG’s request to export domestically produced LNG from its Quintana Island, Tex., terminal to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.

Transportation deal signed for Cameron LNG

May 17, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC has signed a binding, 20-year firm transportation precedent agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. to ship 600,000 dekatherms/day of natural gas to the proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction plant at Hackberry, La.

Golden Pass advances LNG export permitting

May 17, 2013

Golden Pass Products LLC has taken its first step toward seeking US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permission to build the 15.6 million-tonne/year LNG export terminal it plans at Sabine Pass, Tex. (OGJ Online, Aug. 27, 2012).

ICF study outlines LNG exports’ benefits to US economy

May 16, 2013

LNG exports could create at least 73,100-145,100 and up to 220,100-452,300 new US jobs over 20 years while having a minimal impact on US gas prices, a new ICF International study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute concluded.

BG, CNOOC sign another CSG-LNG contract

May 14, 2013

BG Group has signed another binding contract with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) for the sale of upstream assets in Queensland for $1.93 billion (Aus.).

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